Rafael Ramirez explains the Security Council’s plan of action for the month of February
This open debate, which will be attended by the highest levels of the Venezuelan Government, will be held on February 15 and will serve to discuss the importance of mediation by the Security Council for the resolution of disputes and conflicts, respecting the premises of sovereignty, non-interference and free determination.
"In the case of Venezuela, it will be addressed at the highest level, and they are requesting member countries to attend this debate, which is about respecting the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter as they are an essential tool to maintaining peace and international security, "said Ramirez.
This month, the Venezuelan diplomat requested a review of the working methods of the sanctions committees, as this mechanism has proven to be a punitive approach to sanctioned countries.
He confirmed that within the Security Council "we have had many discussions regarding the relevance of these committees, their objectives and how they work." Additionally he added that 60% of the sanctions committees are vested in African.
Another topic that will be addressed by the Venezuelan president, will be reviewing the architecture of the peacekeeping operations, which will be discussed with all members of the United Nations under the open debate framework. "The open debate on February 23rd, which will be about reviewing the architecture for peace, is a debate that is currently taking place in the General Assembly."
Venezuela is committed to continue working according to the principles of the Bolivarian Peace Diplomacy, always respecting the country’s self-determination, non-interference in the internal affairs of nations and the promotion of peace.
"United Nations, now, in the 21st Century and for the third millennium, should focus all of its efforts, to the utmost, on moral, intellectual, scientific, social, cultural, economic and financial order, in the fight against the demons of hunger, poverty and death that scourge our planet."
"We will take with us to the UN a voice that repudiates terrorism and speaks out in favour of world peace; that respects the sovereignty of peoples and has the credit of the 181 countries who voted for us, not as an imperialist power that conquers peoples, but with our Bolivarian vision of peace and the right to exist."
"We must speak clearly and firmly on this point: during the United Nations’ 70 years of existence, the Palestinian people have faced a constant lack of respect for the most basic rights, and it is shameful that this organisation has known about the situation since it was founded and to date no political solution to the conflict has been reached"
"Venezuela will now, more than ever, be an active voice in the defence of the sovereign equality of nations; in particular of the inalienable rights of the peoples of the South to development and peace"